The difference between the use of a Blight Notice and a Compulsory Purchase Order can be one of timing in that blight notices can be served by qualifying homeowners to force the promoter/acquiring authority to purchase a property in advance of a CPO at the time of the owner’s choosing. Some authorities have their own voluntary Blight Schemes that enable compensation settlement above the statutory minimum.

    Thomson Broadbent have considerable experience in serving Blight Notices and negotiating financial settlements for homeowners.